Chemical Plant Operator IV - Tantalum Mining Corporation (Bernic Lake, MB)

Job Summary:

Tantalum Mining Corporation (TANCO) is looking for a Chemical Plant Operator IV to join our team! The Chemical Plant Operator IV is responsible for the operation of the cesium formate and conventional cesium plants including start up, shut down, emergency operation, and all necessary adjustments for efficient operation. If this interests you, consider joining our team to continue to achieve our mission of transforming rare metal resources today, into products that shape our tomorrow.

Principal Responsibilities:

Operations Management:

  • Chemical Plant Circuit Operation: Management of the chemical plant circuit, including start-up, shut-down, emergency scenarios, and efficiency adjustments.
  • Boiler Operation: Operation of the boiler and its auxiliary equipment.
  • Communication and Coordination: Effective communication with fellow operators during shift changes and collaborative assistance to ensure continuous plant operation.
  • Product Handling: Efficient handling of product loading and raw material offloading, along with regular circuit inspections.
  • Housekeeping Standards: Maintaining a clean and orderly work environment.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Risk Assessment: Conducting thorough risk assessments before any task to ensure safety and efficiency.
  • Adherence to Safety Procedures: Strictly following safety protocols such as Hot Work, Lock Tag & Try, Line Breaking, and Confined Space procedures.
  • Safety Equipment Inspection: Regular inspections of safety equipment like safety showers, boiler safety, emergency lights, and pressure relief valves.

Maintenance and Quality Control:

  • Analytical Testing for Process Control: Carrying out routine analytical tests to monitor and ensure product quality.
  • Sample Collection and Reporting: Collecting Samples routinely while avoiding contamination and reporting any irregularities.
  • Minor Repairs and Maintenance Communication: Identifying malfunctions, performing minor repairs, and clearly communicating maintenance needs.
  • Equipment Preparation for Maintenance: Preparing equipment for maintenance work in accordance with safety procedures.
  • Operational Data Recording: Accurately recording data relevant to the job for effective tracking and analysis of plant performance.


  • Grade 12 High School Diploma
  • Minimum of 4th Class Power Engineering Certification


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Ability to commute/relocate:

Bernic Lake, MB R0E 1A0: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required).


Valid Drivers License (required).

How to apply:

Please send an email with your resume and cover letter to Raquel Lodge at

We understand that not everyone will meet every single qualification listed for this position, but don't let that hold you back from applying. We value diverse experiences and perspectives and believe in fostering an inclusive environment. If you're passionate about this role and believe you have what it takes to make a difference in our team, even if you don't check every box, we want to hear from you.

We're looking for potential, growth mindset, and individuals who are ready to bring their unique contributions to the table. So, if you're excited about this opportunity, please apply - we're excited to learn more about what you could bring to the role.

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